Scouting Bulletin Boards
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 16 May 1994 17:01:16 EDT
Quoting From: Lorne Dudley DUDLEY2@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA
> A specific user registered at a FidoNet node may be sent mail from
> Internet as follows...
> If you have mail privileges on a FidoNet node, you can send messages to
> Internet at follows...
> Your best bet is to get in touch with a local FidoNet BBS in your area and
> ask the SYSOP if he is aware of anyone locally carrying the SCOUTER and
> SCOUTING echos.
A couple of comments from a longtime BBS sysop...
Not all BBS systems allow the individual user to receive incoming netmail
(private, direct mail, either from the Internet, or other sources). Even
less allow the BBS users to SEND netmail. Some do have specific msg areas
for sending out Internet mail.
The problem with netmail (especially outgoing) is that the individual BBS
sysop many times is the one picking up the telephone charges to deliver the
mail, and it can get expansive if you have more than a few hundred users on
the BBS. (Most BBSs have between 800 and 3000 direct users.)
Although "Fidonet Technology" is used on most BBS networks, there are MANY
BBS networks besides Fidonet. My system is connected to RBBS-Net, GlobalNet,
and Busilink (tm) in addition to Fidonet, and all these also carry the
SCOUTER (and soon the SCOUTING) echo conferences.
As a matter of fact, when SCOUTER was originally imported into Canada,
Byron was pulling it in on RBBS-Net from my system in California because it
was cheeper than getting it from a Fidonet source in Canada (something about
the LD charges being charged in a _real_ way).
Anyway, as the publisher of the SCOUTS.BBS listing, I know there are at
least 4 networks represented for boards that carry SCOUTER in the listing,
as well as many standalone (non-net affiliated) BBS systems.
The SCOUTER echo conference has been spreading throughout Europe in the past
6 months due to it being carried on GLobalNet (since neither Fidonet or
RBBS-Net were able to get a reliable link across the 'pond') and is in most
all of Central Europe now.
Let me know if you'd like additional information about the distribution of
the SCOUTER or SCOUTING echo conferences <g>.
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